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Carex radiata (Eastern star sedge)
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Carex radiata

Eastern star sedge

An attractive, native perennial sedge that forms dense tufts of foliage reaching 1–2' in height with an equal spread. Inflorescences range from 1-3" in length; blooming late spring. Very adaptable, dappled sunlight to medium shade, moist to mesic conditions, and a rich loamy soil with abundant organic matter. Incorporate with native ferns or spring ephemerals such as Mertensia virginica and mayapple. Seeds are enjoyed by various songbirds.

SIZE
Carex radiata LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

1-2 Feet

Spread

1-2 Feet

Spacing

10 Inches

Bloom Color

Green

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Good Companions

Virginia bluebells Mertensia virginica

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Groundcover
Groundcover

Additional Information

Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Native to North America
Grass Type: Cool Season
Moist Shade